Above: claimed "Sayyad" missile component of Iran's indegenous Bavar-373 long-range SAM system
According to Fars News Agency:
Senior Iranian military officials announced on Friday that their home-grown version of the Russian S-300 missile defense system, called Bavar (Belief)-373 has already been put into operation and has once shot at a target successfully.
Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli told the Iranian state-run TV that "Bavar-373 has fired a first successful shot".
Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army's Self-Sufficiency Jihad Rear Admiral Farhad Amiri said in May, 2013 that Bavar-373 missile defense system had reached the production stage and its subsystems had been tested successfully.COMMENTARY: Markings at front section of missile indicate this component denoted as "Sayyad."
Iranian media provided additional imagery of claimed Sayyad missile component, as well as images of claimed long-range radar component of BAVAR 373 long-range SAM system (see below).
Interesting timing for this unveiling, given the recent claimed shootdown of an Israeli-manufactured Elbit Hermes 450 medium size multi-payload unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
Claimed mobile long-range radar component of BAVAR 373 long-range SAM system
Detail of claimed mobile long-range radar component of BAVAR-373 long-range SAM system
Iranian media referred to this file image as a "mock-up prototype" of the Bavar 373 mobile missile launcher
Photos: Fars News Agency
Video still: IRINN